Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saki 190: Final

Ritz made a brief blog update to apologize once more for some of the panels on this chapter... but hey, at least we have a chapter and it's already amazing we made it this far.
After all these years, final(ly):
Saki ch190 (Mega)
Saki ch190 (Mediafire)

P.S.: notice the shape of Yuuki's pigtails...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ritz-sensei's blog post 18.05.07

Ritz has just updated her blog and Himeko's winning hand is this:

San'ankou (2), Menzen Tsumo (1), Riichi (1), Dora (3), Uradora (3) and Red Dora (1): 11 han. If we also assume Haitei Raoyue (1), it's 12 han like the Reservation Key said.

The high out with the 9-sou would have given her Sanshoku Doukou (2) and Ippatsu (1) but removed 1 Dora and Haitei: so 13 han, a counted yakuman.

However, there's a problem with this hand! At the beginning of chapter 189, the announcer says "even one Uradora would have been enough", which implies Himeko had zero Uradora, but in the hand above she has 3!! I rechecked the original sentence and it's clear the announcer implies Himeko didn't have any Uradora. I also checked some japanese sites and anyone who tried to guess the hand is surprised because naturally everyone was assuming zero Uradora. So that's a contradiction that will have to be corrected in the tank.

After Saki Biyori ended, Kiyoshi Saya came up with 5 ideas for a new work. One of them was a new Saki spin-off and Ritz initially wanted Saya to do that one. However, the other 4 were for original works and Ritz thought that Saya would have more freedom to create jokes and stuff with an original work. So Ritz restrained herself and pushed for an original work. She's looking forward to it.

Tajihi Mayuko in the anime.
In the latest Saki cover, some pros (Hayari and Uta) have come to visit the peninsula of Izu. For some reason, Hayari is wearing her high school uniform. Also, Ritz confirms that the girl on the cover of Saki 188 is Tajihi Mayuko (who was defeated by Awai at the West Tokyo qualifiers). She went to Kyoto to visit her family home on her mother's side.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saki 189: Succession

Someone uploaded the translated Saki chapters to MangaDex. Thank you~ I've been wanting to do that for weeks but always kept leaving it for later. Too many chapters. The other series too.

Saki ch189 (Mega) v2
Saki ch189 (Mediafire) v2

It's like the cover from a future Shinohayu chapter
many years from now or something, not that I know though.

v2: OK I've made a change to the joke in page 7. After Sawaya asks if she can drop the honorific, instead of calling Kyouko by her name or surname, she suddenly makes up a name for her as a joke. On top of that, it's not even a girl's name, it's "Saburou" which also means "third son". It's so obvious now but it took me some time to figure out Sawaya makes up that name out of the blue. I kept thinking "Who the hell is Saburou?" 😅

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saki Biyori 75-76 End

The last two chapters of Saki Biyori, the second one in color!
It was fun but now it's over 😢. Saki Biyori lasted for roughly 100 chapters (counting the ones from YG) and was published for almost 7 years, quite a long time for a spin-off gag manga. 

I can think of quite a few totally hilarious chapters but one of the most memorable things that came out of this manga (at least for me) is Koromo's birthday song (short version) ~Koro tan yay~. I will always remember that. 

Biyori 75-76 (Mega)
Biyori 75-76 (Mediafire)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saki 188: Resolution

I wrote something below but it contains spoilers so don't read it before reading the chapter!
Saki ch188 (Mega)
Saki ch188 (Mediafire)
By the way, I'm working on the last two chapters of Saki Biyori but didn't have time to finish them. They'll be done in a week or so I hope. Sorry for the wait.